Wood County

The Wood County Recreation Commission was developed on September 27, 1945 by members of the Wood County Commission, City of Parkersburg, City of Vienna and the Wood County Board of Education.

Upcoming Events

Summer Adventures

This is a FREE program opened to all children kindergarten through 5th grade. This program is scheduled to begin Monday, June 13, 2023 and end Friday, July 29, 2023. Start time is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snack and lunch will be provided. Summer Adventures will offer a variety of structured activities that will expose our youth to passionate and positive mentors to pair with fun activities.


This program begins June 6, 2023, and is available to all youth age groups. This program provides an opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of tennis. We look forward to seeing you at our Summer Tennis.

Previous Events

Below are some of the programs that have just been completed, or are coming up in the near future

Fishing Derby

This event is typically scheduled in the middle of April at both City Park, and Southwood Parks in Parkersburg. This is a free event to any child between the ages of 3-14. This is fun event that provides exposure to the activity of fishing.

Elementary Boys & Girls Basketball

This program is co-sponsored with the Wood County Board of Education and takes place early winter, ending with a tournament between teams.

Elementary Track

This program begins April 10th, 2023, and is available to all youth age groups. This program provides an opportunity to compete with your classmates and many others. Please see pdf above for details.

Harvest Moon Festival

This festival is scheduled to take place Saturday September 24th through Sunday September 25th. This festival is a fun-filled family event that showcases the talents of local artisans! This is an event you DON’T want to miss!

Small Fry Basketball

Starting mid-January. Official start date and location to be determined. Occurs on Saturday mornings/afternoons depending on age group. Divided into age groups 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Sign-ups available now. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Honey Festival

This festival is scheduled to take place Saturday, August 27th through Sunday August 28th. This festival showcases and highlights the importance of the honey bee to WV, as well as gives local artisans a venue to showcase their talents. This is open to all ages!